[Python-Dev] Tarfile CLI

Serhiy Storchaka storchaka at gmail.com
Tue Mar 19 08:52:51 CET 2013

There is a proposition to add a command line interface to tarfile 
module. It will be useful on platforms where tar is not included in the 
base system.

The question is about interface. Should it be a subset of tar options 
(-t as --extract, -t as --list, -f to specify an archive name) or be 
similar to the zipfile module interface (-e as --extract, -l as --list, 
the first positional parameter is an archive name)? There are different 

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